Last March, I began my Publisher’s Note with the following:
At the time of this writing, we’ve just received some very good news. An agreement between the states of Nevada and Delaware to combine their player pools has been reached, and this is exactly the right step at this point in time that needs to be taken.
It seemed like great news and we expect this to be happening soon. But there is other news on the horizon that’s much different and in which these Publisher’s Notes have been addressing. It’s the fact that the anti-poker forces are close to passing something called The Restoration of America’s Wire Act, or RAWA for short. Without going into the details as to what exactly this is, let’s just say that this would be a major setback for Internet poker and in my opinion it would also damage live poker.
On the other side of this story are those working to stop this bill, and fortunately we here at 2+2 get to read a monthly article by Rich Muny of the Poker Player’s Alliance, also known as TheEngineer, that keeps us updated as to current status. At the time of this writing, he’s attending CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) so his article will be a couple of days late, but make sure to read it, and also remember to participate when possible in his daily action plans.
On a different subject, I’ve been participating in a thread on our “Books and Publications” forum titled Little on Bankroll Requirements concerning bankroll requirements to be a successful poker player and for successful poker players.
What to me is most interesting about this thread is that even though good statistical information on this subject has been available for almost thirty years, many people still don’t understand it and come to wrong conclusions, and an example is given by me to start the thread. It is certainly true that for good players bankrolls do not need to be as large as some people think, but there is also no question that some great players who also play in tough high stakes games, probably need an even larger bankroll than they think is appropriate,
Finally, I would be amiss if I didn’t mention David Sklansky’s session on Twitch. He’s already built up a little bit of a following, and the sessions have proven to be quite interesting. In addition, there’s also a pretty good video interview that David did with Chicago Joey. If you’re interested in watching this interview, it can be found here.